Hi, I'm

LĂ©a Mendes

Designer / Speaker / Feminist 

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Hey there, bienvenue ;)

I am LĂ©a, product designer based in Paris, France. 

 

I’m currently VP Design at Payfit, an ambitious start up, where I work on simplify payrolls and HR management trhough technology. And by the way, I'm hiring a team, so if you are designer (product, UX, UI, brand) or user researcher, and whish to join a fantastic company in Paris, contact me.

 

I’m a follower of collaborative methodologies such as Lean UX, or Design Thinking.

 

I have the chance to do a job that fascinates me, so I talk about it anytime I have the opportunity to do so. 

I’m also feminist*, with the conviction that all humans should be equal in rights. So on my free time, I organize events with the great team of Hexagon UX, an international organization, to empower women and non-binary people in the product design world.

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By the way, we organize design events in Paris and we are looking for speakers, if you want to share your experience as designer or user researcher, you can ping us on hexagonux.paris@gmail.com.

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*Feminism: The radical notion that women are people. Theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
 

About design

When I find the time to, I write about design.

You can check all my articles on Medium

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    Discover the journey of Everoad's rebranding

    Rebranding a Freight Startup

  • Here is the framework of the one-one meetings we run weekly at Everoad

    Run successful One-One meetings

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    A workshop framework to build and prioritize design principles

    Design Principles Framework

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    Ideation workshop framework #leanUX

    Making your product design collaborative

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    How to federate silos

    5 tips to become a great lead designer

They worked with me

“Lea is one of the finest Design leader in the French Tech and a great Diversity evangelist at that.

 

During our time at Everoad, Lea & I have been partnering really closely to design & build magical experiences for both Carriers and Shippers across Europe. I have truly enjoyed our collaboration and Lea's unique perspective on how to build sustainable, scalable and user-centric solutions. Our most successful features are mostly based off her work and our Product Designers have learnt so much from her that I am super confident we will be able to continue working using the same methodologies that she has laid out.

 

I have also been extremely grateful of her cross-functional impact ranging from producing a career path for our Design function, working on elevating our bi-annual Development sessions and of course her relentless desire for more Diversity. She is a true advocate for Inclusion and she makes sure that every voice counts. In that, she is a true builder of modern organizations and I'm sure she will be extremely successful in her future leadership roles, be it in Design or other functions."

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Benjamin Chino

CPO @Everoad